When caring for someone with dementia, it can be heartbreaking to see the symptoms of this cognitive disease to wear down your family member. Dementia gradually takes their mental capabilities such as their memory and ability to communicate which ultimately will affect their physical abilities.
While estate planning is an important task everyone faces at one point, it can get complicated. Oftentimes we are forced to think about our own mortality, and how we want our valuables to be passed along which is never easy. But essentially, the purpose of
May is the celebration month of National Elder Law Month! Originating in 1963, National Elder Law Month stemmed from President John F. Kennedy issuing Proclamation 3527. He declared the month of May “Senior Citizens Month,” proclaiming that all “informal and educational means should be used”
After receiving a devastating diagnosis of dementia, you may be overwhelmed with confusion on what next steps to take. Many are quick to evaluate their medical options, but oftentimes the legal considerations are overlooked. Nevertheless, legal planning allows for stability in a time of uncertainty.
Divorce can be a complicated legal procedure, but an important aspect to consider before and after the divorce is your estate plan. Whether before or after a divorce, it’s understandable that you’re tired of sifting through legal documents. However, if you do not take action
The holidays are a few times of the year when the entire family gets together. Your family members are gathered to celebrate so they are more relaxed and not as distracted by everyday obligations. It’s a great time to catch up, make new memories, and
A large number of Americans do not have an estate plan. Aside from the challenges of not having an estate plan, Americans are failing to learn even the basic details about how estate plans function. There are many misconceptions about what an estate plan is
A common misconception is that having an estate plan simply means drafting a will or a trust. However, there is more to include in your estate planning to ensure that all your assets are seamlessly transferred to your heirs. A successful estate plan should also
What links Pablo Picasso, Jimi Hendrix, Abraham Lincoln, and Aretha Franklin? Not much, you’re probably thinking. They do, however, share one significant feature. They all died intestate, which implies they didn’t leave a will behind. Pablo Picasso died in 1973 at the age of 91,
On rare occasions, wills are challenged in court if the will does not follow necessary guidelines. In some cases, the will may not fulfill legal requirements such as a necessity for two present witnesses. In other cases, an individual may be able to prove that